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VASYL LOMACHENKO FORCES GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX TO QUIT IN THE CORNER AFTER 6 ROUNDS

By Ben Thompson | December 09, 2017
VASYL LOMACHENKO FORCES GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX TO QUIT IN THE CORNER AFTER 6 ROUNDS

Moments ago at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko proved why he's one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, making easy work of previously undefeated super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and forcing him to quit after six rounds of lopsided action. Rigondeaux was never really in the fight as Lomachenko consistently beat him to the punch with crisp, accurate combinations. Using his trademark "matrix" style, Lomachenko befuddled Rigondeaux early with his angles and quick hands.

By the third round, Lomachenko appeared to have completely figured out Rigondeaux. As the fight continued, Lomachenko appeared to be getting more and more comfortable as he unleashed triple uppercuts and fast combinations, forcing Rigondeaux to constantly clinch as opposed to returning fire. In fact, the excessive holding from Rigondeaux prompted the referee to deduct a point. After six rounds of action, Rigondeaux complained of an injured hand and refused to come out of the corner, forcing the referee to call a halt to the beating.



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